Oakland, CA —The Oakland Police Department has received a grant of $175,000
from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program aimed
at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways through special enforcement
and public awareness efforts.
Oakland, CA — On Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, in
the 9800 block of Bancroft Avenue, the Oakland Police Department’s Police
Activities League (PAL) program continues its holiday tradition of providing
turkeys to community members.
Oakland, CA — For the last 23 years, Ms. Maryann Mitchell of the Oakland Police
Department’s Identification Section has been giving to Oakland Families who are
less fortunate and in need during the holidays.
Ms. Mitchell along with her family and volunteers from the Evangelistic Outreach
Association prepares bags of food that include a turkey.
Oakland, CA — On Tuesday, November 19, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) added a new page, U-Visa, to its website. A form of witness protection, the U-Visa is a non-immigrant, temporary visa, which allows a victim who has suffered substantial physical or mental abuse from certain crimes (specified in federal law), and who provides information that has, is, or will assist law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the crimes, to remain in the United States for up to 4 years.
Oakland, CA — Last Saturday, November 16, 2013, the suspect who was wanted in connection with the armed robbery of an 11- year-old boy that occurred on November 1, 2013, at 7:20 AM, surrendered himself to the Oakland Police Department.
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department supports Youth UpRising and will be actively involved in the Oakland Gun Buyback scheduled for December 14, 2013. “Removing guns that can potentially fall into the hands of criminals is a vital part of reducing gun violence in our City,” said Chief Sean Whent.
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department supports and embraces differences within our community. On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Chief Sean Whent and OPD staff will participate in the Oakland celebration of the 15th Annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR).
Oakland, CA —On October 24, 2013, at about 5:48 P.M, Oakland patrol officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of Telegraph Avenue on a report of a robbery of a business. The victims advised that they were robbed at gunpoint by three suspects.
Oakland, CA— On Friday, October 18, at 1:45 PM, the Area 3 Special Operations Unit, consisting of problem solving officers and a crime reduction team, executed a search warrant on the 600 block of International Boulevard at a suspected gaming house.